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What Happened on May 19th This Day in History

Year Name
2018 The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle is held at St George's Chapel, Windsor, with an estimated global audience of 1.9 billion.
2016 EgyptAir Flight 804 crashes into the Mediterranean Sea while traveling from Paris to Cairo, killing all on board.
2015 The Refugio oil spill deposited 142,800 U.S. gallons (3,400 barrels) of crude oil onto an area in California considered one of the most biologically diverse coastlines of the west coast.
2012 Three gas cylinder bombs explode in front of a vocational school in the Italian city of Brindisi, killing one person and injuring five others.
2012 A car bomb explodes near a military complex in the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, killing nine people.
2010 The Royal Thai Armed Forces concludes its crackdown on protests by forcing the surrender of United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship leaders.
2007 President of Romania Traian Băsescu survives an impeachment referendum and returns to office from suspension.
2000 Space Shuttle program: Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched on mission STS-101 to resupply the International Space Station.
1997 The Sierra Gorda biosphere, the most ecologically diverse region in Mexico, is established as a result of grassroots efforts.
1996 Space Shuttle program: Space Shuttle Endeavour is launched on mission STS-77.
1993 SAM Colombia Flight 501 crashes on approach to José María Córdova International Airport in Medellín, Colombia, killing 132.
1991 Croatians vote for independence in a referendum.
1986 The Firearm Owners Protection Act is signed into law by U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
1971 Mars probe program: Mars 2 is launched by the Soviet Union.
1963 The New York Post Sunday Magazine publishes Martin Luther King Jr.'s Letter from Birmingham Jail.
1962 A birthday salute to U.S. President John F. Kennedy takes place at Madison Square Garden, New York City. The highlight is Marilyn Monroe's rendition of "Happy Birthday".
1961 Venera program: Venera 1 becomes the first man-made object to fly by another planet by passing Venus (the probe had lost contact with Earth a month earlier and did not send back any data).
1961 At Silchar Railway Station, Assam, 11 Bengalis die when police open fire on protesters demanding state recognition of Bengali language in the Bengali Language Movement.
1959 The North Vietnamese Army establishes Group 559, whose responsibility is to determine how to maintain supply lines to South Vietnam; the resulting route is the Ho Chi Minh trail.
1950 A barge containing munitions destined for Pakistan explodes in the harbor at South Amboy, New Jersey, devastating the city.
1950 Egypt announces that the Suez Canal is closed to Israeli ships and commerce.
1945 Syrian demonstrators in Damascus are fired upon by French troops injuring twelve, leading to the Levant Crisis.
1942 World War II: In the aftermath of the Battle of the Coral Sea, Task Force 16 heads to Pearl Harbor.
1934 Zveno and the Bulgarian Army engineer a coup d'état and install Kimon Georgiev as the new Prime Minister of Bulgaria.
1933 Finnish cavalry general C. G. E. Mannerheim was appointed the field marshal.
1922 The Young Pioneer Organization of the Soviet Union is established.
1921 The United States Congress passes the Emergency Quota Act establishing national quotas on immigration.
1919 Mustafa Kemal Atatürk lands at Samsun on the Anatolian Black Sea coast, initiating what is later termed the Turkish War of Independence.
1917 The Norwegian football club Rosenborg BK is founded.
1911 Parks Canada, the world's first national park service, is established as the Dominion Parks Branch under the Department of the Interior.
1900 Great Britain annexes Tonga Island.
1900 Second Boer War: British troops relieve Mafeking.
1883 Buffalo Bill's 1st Buffalo Bill's Wild West opens in Omaha, Nebraska.
1848 Mexican–American War: Mexico ratifies the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo thus ending the war and ceding California, Nevada, Utah and parts of four other modern-day U.S. states to the United States for US$15 million.
1845 Captain Sir John Franklin and his ill-fated Arctic expedition depart from Greenhithe, England.
1828 U.S. President John Quincy Adams signs the Tariff of 1828 into law, protecting wool manufacturers in the United States.
1802 Napoleon Bonaparte founds the Legion of Honour.
1780 New England's Dark Day, an unusual darkening of the day sky, was observed over the New England states and parts of Canada.
1776 American Revolutionary War: A Continental Army garrison surrenders in the Battle of The Cedars.
1749 King George II of Great Britain grants the Ohio Company a charter of land around the forks of the Ohio River.
1743 Jean-Pierre Christin developed the centigrade temperature scale.
1655 The Invasion of Jamaica begins during the Anglo-Spanish War.
1649 An Act of Parliament declaring England a Commonwealth is passed by the Long Parliament. England would be a republic for the next eleven years.
1643 Thirty Years' War: French forces under the duc d'Enghien decisively defeat Spanish forces at the Battle of Rocroi, marking the symbolic end of Spain as a dominant land power.
1542 The Prome Kingdom falls to the Taungoo Dynasty in present-day Myanmar.
1536 Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII of England, is beheaded for adultery, treason, and incest.
1535 French explorer Jacques Cartier sets sail on his second voyage to North America with three ships, 110 men, and Chief Donnacona's two sons (whom Cartier had kidnapped during his first voyage).
1499 Catherine of Aragon is married by proxy to Arthur, Prince of Wales. Catherine is 13 and Arthur is 12.
1445 John II of Castile defeats the Infantes of Aragon at the First Battle of Olmedo.
1051 Henry I of France marries the Rus' princess, Anne of Kiev.
715 Pope Gregory II is elected.
639 Ashina Jiesheshuai and his tribesmen assaulted Emperor Taizong at Jiucheng Palace.
Famous People Born on May 19

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Year Name
1981 Yo Gotti, American rapper
1978 Marcus Bent, English footballer
1982 Kevin Amankwaah, English footballer
1979 Diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer
1992 Ola John, Dutch footballer
1971 Andres Salumets, Estonian biologist, biochemist, and educator
1985 Malakai Black, Dutch professional wrestler
1933 Edward de Bono, Maltese physician, author, and academic (d. 2021)
1987 David Edgar, Canadian soccer player
1940 Mickey Newbury, American country/pop singer-songwriter (d. 2002)
Famous People Deaths On May 19

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Date Name
1531 Jan Łaski, Polish archbishop and diplomat (b. 1456)
1218 Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor
2007 Bernard Blaut, Polish footballer and coach (b. 1940)
2021 Paul Mooney, American comedian (b. 1941)
804 Alcuin, English monk and scholar (b. 735)
1906 Gabriel Dumont, Canadian Métis leader (b. 1837)
2001 Alexey Maresyev, Russian soldier and pilot (b. 1916)
1987 James Tiptree, Jr., American psychologist and author (b. 1915)
2009 Robert F. Furchgott, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1916)
1164 Saint Bashnouna, Egyptian saint and martyr